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SurStudio says

i totally agree, that’s not faire having an item rated 1 star just because the buyer didn’t take the time to read the documentation. I have a plugin with more 500 sales, and i can’t understand how i can get a one star rate on it, i’ve been working on it for months. The point is that later people will not buy a plugin poorly rated.

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squaredWeb says

i totally agree, that’s not faire having an item rated 1 star just because the buyer didn’t take the time to read the documentation. I have a plugin with more 500 sales, and i can’t understand how i can get a one star rate on it, i’ve been working on it for months. The point is that later people will not buy a plugin poorly rated.

Thats just how it is, but its the same for everyone.

The iphone5 on the german amazon marketplace has 43 5star ratings and 17 1star ratings. I am not the biggest apple fan, but i am fairly certain the iphone5 is not a 1star product ;) The point is, there will always be people who want to harm you for whatever reason, you cant let them get to you.

A required multiline comment when giving a 1star rating is a horrible idea by the way, because then you wont “just” get the 1 star rating, you would also get this:

“This item is garbage, it never worked!
The author gives no support and is an arrogant prick
Do yourself a favor, dont buy this crap”

Now, i would very much prefer “just” the 1star ;)

The only way to prevent this would be a team of envato employees who do nothing else than approve rating comments all day long – i dont really see this happening.

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AboundArts says

If the product is highly rated by most buyers, it raises questions when someone has a low rating of it. Requiring them to comment would go a long way to stop people with the wrong motives as well as others who haven’t taken time to review the product.

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SurStudio says


i totally agree, that’s not faire having an item rated 1 star just because the buyer didn’t take the time to read the documentation. I have a plugin with more 500 sales, and i can’t understand how i can get a one star rate on it, i’ve been working on it for months. The point is that later people will not buy a plugin poorly rated.

Thats just how it is, but its the same for everyone.

The iphone5 on the german amazon marketplace has 43 5star ratings and 17 1star ratings. I am not the biggest apple fan, but i am fairly certain the iphone5 is not a 1star product ;) The point is, there will always be people who want to harm you for whatever reason, you cant let them get to you.

A required multiline comment when giving a 1star rating is a horrible idea by the way, because then you wont “just” get the 1 star rating, you would also get this:

“This item is garbage, it never worked!
The author gives no support and is an arrogant prick
Do yourself a favor, dont buy this crap”

Now, i would very much prefer “just” the 1star ;)

The only way to prevent this would be a team of envato employees who do nothing else than approve rating comments all day long – i dont really see this happening.

Amazon, and every other serious marketplace force the buyer to place a comment along with the rating. If all the big successful marketplaces are doing it, then it should be there. If you want to build a car, better make it with 4 wheels. it’ll work for sure. Later we can discuss if it’s a good idea or not, how can it be better, taking all the time in the world.

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ZozoUI says


i totally agree, that’s not faire having an item rated 1 star just because the buyer didn’t take the time to read the documentation. I have a plugin with more 500 sales, and i can’t understand how i can get a one star rate on it, i’ve been working on it for months. The point is that later people will not buy a plugin poorly rated.
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squaredWeb says



i totally agree, that’s not faire having an item rated 1 star just because the buyer didn’t take the time to read the documentation. I have a plugin with more 500 sales, and i can’t understand how i can get a one star rate on it, i’ve been working on it for months. The point is that later people will not buy a plugin poorly rated.

Thats just how it is, but its the same for everyone.

The iphone5 on the german amazon marketplace has 43 5star ratings and 17 1star ratings. I am not the biggest apple fan, but i am fairly certain the iphone5 is not a 1star product ;) The point is, there will always be people who want to harm you for whatever reason, you cant let them get to you.

A required multiline comment when giving a 1star rating is a horrible idea by the way, because then you wont “just” get the 1 star rating, you would also get this:

“This item is garbage, it never worked!
The author gives no support and is an arrogant prick
Do yourself a favor, dont buy this crap”

Now, i would very much prefer “just” the 1star ;)

The only way to prevent this would be a team of envato employees who do nothing else than approve rating comments all day long – i dont really see this happening.
Amazon, and every other serious marketplace force the buyer to place a comment along with the rating. If all the big successful marketplaces are doing it, then it should be there. If you want to build a car, better make it with 4 wheels. it’ll work for sure. Later we can discuss if it’s a good idea or not, how can it be better, taking all the time in the world.

Please explain to me why you would prefer a bad rating plus an insulting comment over just a bad rating.

Do you really think having to write a few insulting lines of text would stop people who give you a 1star rating because you didnt change half your theme for free on a sunday afternoon? Its exactly this kind of people who would have no problem whatsoever with this.

Plus, the need for a comment would do more harm than good. From the low number of ratings on each theme it is pretty obvious that most people are satisfied with their purchase and simply move on without leaving a rating (the unsatisfied are always more prone to leave a rating). So, image how much the number of decent people who give you a fair rating would shrink even further if they would be forced to write a comment along with their rating. The people who want to harm you however would have mostly no problem with doing this, which in the end would shift the good rating / bad rating ratio even more to a point where each bad rating can break your sales.

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cooledition says




i totally agree, that’s not faire having an item rated 1 star just because the buyer didn’t take the time to read the documentation. I have a plugin with more 500 sales, and i can’t understand how i can get a one star rate on it, i’ve been working on it for months. The point is that later people will not buy a plugin poorly rated.

Thats just how it is, but its the same for everyone.

The iphone5 on the german amazon marketplace has 43 5star ratings and 17 1star ratings. I am not the biggest apple fan, but i am fairly certain the iphone5 is not a 1star product ;) The point is, there will always be people who want to harm you for whatever reason, you cant let them get to you.

A required multiline comment when giving a 1star rating is a horrible idea by the way, because then you wont “just” get the 1 star rating, you would also get this:

“This item is garbage, it never worked!
The author gives no support and is an arrogant prick
Do yourself a favor, dont buy this crap”

Now, i would very much prefer “just” the 1star ;)

The only way to prevent this would be a team of envato employees who do nothing else than approve rating comments all day long – i dont really see this happening.
Amazon, and every other serious marketplace force the buyer to place a comment along with the rating. If all the big successful marketplaces are doing it, then it should be there. If you want to build a car, better make it with 4 wheels. it’ll work for sure. Later we can discuss if it’s a good idea or not, how can it be better, taking all the time in the world.

Please explain to me why you would prefer a bad rating plus an insulting comment over just a bad rating.

Do you really think having to write a few insulting lines of text would stop people who give you a 1star rating because you didnt change half your theme for free on a sunday afternoon? Its exactly this kind of people who would have no problem whatsoever with this.

dude, lots of times the bad rating comes from envious authors just coz they envy you or you are selling in the same category, Some authors do this to damage their competition… Do you think an envy author will rate 1 start if he needs to write a comment? i guess no

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SurStudio says




i totally agree, that’s not faire having an item rated 1 star just because the buyer didn’t take the time to read the documentation. I have a plugin with more 500 sales, and i can’t understand how i can get a one star rate on it, i’ve been working on it for months. The point is that later people will not buy a plugin poorly rated.

Thats just how it is, but its the same for everyone.

The iphone5 on the german amazon marketplace has 43 5star ratings and 17 1star ratings. I am not the biggest apple fan, but i am fairly certain the iphone5 is not a 1star product ;) The point is, there will always be people who want to harm you for whatever reason, you cant let them get to you.

A required multiline comment when giving a 1star rating is a horrible idea by the way, because then you wont “just” get the 1 star rating, you would also get this:

“This item is garbage, it never worked!
The author gives no support and is an arrogant prick
Do yourself a favor, dont buy this crap”

Now, i would very much prefer “just” the 1star ;)

The only way to prevent this would be a team of envato employees who do nothing else than approve rating comments all day long – i dont really see this happening.
Amazon, and every other serious marketplace force the buyer to place a comment along with the rating. If all the big successful marketplaces are doing it, then it should be there. If you want to build a car, better make it with 4 wheels. it’ll work for sure. Later we can discuss if it’s a good idea or not, how can it be better, taking all the time in the world.

Please explain to me why you would prefer a bad rating plus an insulting comment over just a bad rating.

Do you really think having to write a few insulting lines of text would stop people who give you a 1star rating because you didnt change half your theme for free on a sunday afternoon? Its exactly this kind of people who would have no problem whatsoever with this.

I rather have an insult, so prospective buyers will understand that this customer is angry or he/she was expecting a customization. If I don’t get the insult, then prospective buyers won’t know for sure. Simple as that.

If they are allowing 5 Star items to be rated 1 Star, then I want the insult, perhaps the user has good explanations. How can we know what’s going on if we don’t have the comment field??? Please explain that.

Anyway, all I’m saying is multi-million dollars companies are using comment + rating. That’s it. Just copy those big companies, they’re doing great.

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squaredWeb says





i totally agree, that’s not faire having an item rated 1 star just because the buyer didn’t take the time to read the documentation. I have a plugin with more 500 sales, and i can’t understand how i can get a one star rate on it, i’ve been working on it for months. The point is that later people will not buy a plugin poorly rated.

Thats just how it is, but its the same for everyone.

The iphone5 on the german amazon marketplace has 43 5star ratings and 17 1star ratings. I am not the biggest apple fan, but i am fairly certain the iphone5 is not a 1star product ;) The point is, there will always be people who want to harm you for whatever reason, you cant let them get to you.

A required multiline comment when giving a 1star rating is a horrible idea by the way, because then you wont “just” get the 1 star rating, you would also get this:

“This item is garbage, it never worked!
The author gives no support and is an arrogant prick
Do yourself a favor, dont buy this crap”

Now, i would very much prefer “just” the 1star ;)

The only way to prevent this would be a team of envato employees who do nothing else than approve rating comments all day long – i dont really see this happening.
Amazon, and every other serious marketplace force the buyer to place a comment along with the rating. If all the big successful marketplaces are doing it, then it should be there. If you want to build a car, better make it with 4 wheels. it’ll work for sure. Later we can discuss if it’s a good idea or not, how can it be better, taking all the time in the world.

Please explain to me why you would prefer a bad rating plus an insulting comment over just a bad rating.

Do you really think having to write a few insulting lines of text would stop people who give you a 1star rating because you didnt change half your theme for free on a sunday afternoon? Its exactly this kind of people who would have no problem whatsoever with this.
dude, lots of times the bad rating comes from envious authors just coz they envy you or you are selling in the same category, Some authors do this to damage their competition… Do you think an envy author will rate 1 start if he needs to write a comment? i guess no

So you are saying an author who willingly! goes through the process of purchasing an item from a competitor only to leave a bad rating would be stopped because he has to write a comment telling everyone how much crap said item exactly is? Seriously?

He might be shy of having his name displayed in public, but how hard is it to simply create a new account just for that reason – he would even make some affiliate money on that.

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bignet says

The point is truly simple and I can give real life examples by the tone! If you purchase a 1400HP car, and you smack it in a tree because you have no idea what driving is, you don’t go and sue the car manufacturer!
hahahahah :)

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